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Initial post: Dec 25, 2012 8:48:18 PM PST
Courtney says:
Happy Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their superiors. It is also know jokingly as the day when items are boxed up to be returned.

Since I have neither servants or returns, I shall be here searching out those wonderful free books that my Kindle loves. Please feel free to join us. Lurkers, you are welcome to come out of your corners for a hello. Newbies, feel free to introduce yourself. Familiars, keep doing what you do - make this a happy, friendly place to hang out.

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Links to daily free book sources:

Kinlib:
http://us.kinlib.com/

Ereaderiq:
ereaderiq.com/free/

Dailyfreebooks:
dailyfreebooks.com

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** SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS **
You are welcome to join us for conversation, however, self-promotion or posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. Please go to the "Meet Our Authors" area for that, as many of us do check there as well.
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES!
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Starter Schedule:

MerryInTexas- Thursday, December 27 Start Time: 7-8am CST
Lover of Blitzen - Friday, December 28th, Start Time: 12:30am PST
Lover of Blitzen - Saturday, December 29th, Start Time: 12:30am PST
Joyful Judy - Sunday, December 30th, Start Time: After 11 p.m. EST
Robb - Monday, Dec. 31, Start Time: After 11pm PST
Robb - Tuesday, Jan. 1, Start Time: After 11pm PST
Courtney - Wednesday, Jan. 2 Start Time: About 12 EST

Open Dates:

Thursday, Jan. 3
Friday, Jan. 4
Saturday, Jan. 5
Sunday, Jan. 6

*** Please consider volunteering to be a thread starter. If you have the desire, but not the knowledge, please ask. We are happy to give you the confidence boost and the knowledge to create a start.*********

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Book Discussion:
Our next book discussion is on January 10, 2013 about the book NOT FREE In Deep Voodoo (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series #1) NOT FREE also found in NOT FREE Love Can Be Murder (boxed set of humorous mysteries) NOT FREE

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Yesterday's link
http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg1?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=1&cdThread=Tx1VYDWG5OS4J2F
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Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:49:19 PM PST
Courtney says:
A Special message from Elf Keeper aka Zoo Keeper:
Since some folks may be getting a Kindle for the very first time and find us, I thought I'd take today to welcome all new comers. We are so glad you found us. We consider ourselves Book Acquisition Specialist. Others may refer to us as hoarders, but we wear the title proudly and refuse to enter any type of therapy to stop our shameless collecting of Free Books. We will also encourage and enable you to join in fattening your Kindle with all the free books to be found.

We gather in a new thread everyday to chat about our lives and share the free books we have found. Once you've found us all you have to do is go to the end of each day's thread to find the new day's link, so you will never miss a day. Please feel free to post about those things you find interesting, respond to what others are saying, and share the free books you may have found. We are a very friendly group, while some good natured teasing may happen, we are not "snarky" and will answer any questions you may have. All you need to do is ask, someone (or many someones) will answer you politely. We've all been new. Do keep in mind we are a very curious bunch and will probably ask you all about your pets, the weather where you are, your hobbies, and for your secret family recipes. You may answer or just ignore the question, your choice, no one will be offended.

Now about those Free Books. I have listed the three most popular websites in the above post. Just put them in your browser and you can see the list of free books everyday. The titles and number of books change daily, so most check everyday. Each website is a bit different, so check to see if you like one over the other. On all the websites though, you right click on the title, open in new tab, it will link back to the book's Amazon page, and you can then one-click to "buy". (Always check to make sure it's still free. There will be $0.00 beside Kindle price. Sometimes there is a change after the list is out.) When we find books that interest us we post them on this thread. They will appear in blue within our post. You can click on those titles to link to the book's Amazon page and "buy" from there. If you have any questions, just let us know. I'll be around on and off throughout the day.

We look forward to welcoming and getting to know new friends and new "Kindlers". Have a wonderful day.

(Since you said it best Zoo, I hope you don't mind my copy and paste!)

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 8:50:38 PM PST
Courtney says:
Just some fun:

'Twas the Day After Christmas

'Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house,
Every creature was hurtin', even the mouse.
The toys were all broken, their batteries dead;
Santa passed out, with some ice on his head.
Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor,
while upstairs the family continued to snore.
And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks and jeans,
I went into the kitchen and started to clean.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a little white truck, with an oversized mirror.
The driver was smiling, so lively and grand;
The patch on his jacket said "U.S. POSTMAN."
With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox
Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox.
Bill after bill, after bill, they still came.
Whistling and shouting he called them by name:
"Now Dillard's, now Broadway's, now Penny's and Sears
Here's Amazon's, Levitz's and Target and Mervyn's.
To the tip of your limit, every store, every mall,
Now charge away--charge away--charge away all!"
He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work.
He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk.
He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road,
Driving much faster with just half a load.
Then I heard him exclaim with great holiday cheer,
"Enjoy what you got. . . . . .you'll be paying all year!"

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:18:13 PM PST
Lyn says:
Happy 42nd anniversary to TinselUTiger !!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:24:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 9:31:47 PM PST
Thanks for a great start Courtney. I cracked up when I read "Twas the Day After Christmas". I just love it... and so glad it is not true at my house~! :)

I posted a link yesterday to Merry about a cat in the snow and wanted to repost here for all of you that were sleeping and missed it. It is too funny.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/15804_389414384482111_715684806_n.jpg

Marilyn

ETA: Wow TinselUTiger that is awesome. Hope you have a spectacular day~! :)

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:40:18 PM PST
TiUTiger says:
Firstly, I want to thank Kindlana, my Secret Santa, for The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw. I am really looking forward to reading that one! Thank you again, so much.

And then there were a couple other gifts in my email: Prisoner 3-57 Eclipse from Jingle Jo Jo Pals, which is another in the series that BJ sent me about the slugs. I think I have all of the series now.

And last but not least, from "Santa's Little Helper," one of the Dungeoneer series, Hell's Bailiff.

I am blessed to have such great people as e-friends. Thank you all very much, and I hope everyone has a terrific New Year. And a special wish for all of you who are in pain or ill or have whatever other problems. May the New Year bring you comfort.

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 9:45:07 PM PST
TiUTiger says:
Thanks for the anniversary greetings Oregon Dreaming. It has been 42 years since we were married in Oregon! We have finally moved from Gresham to Tucson, so the webs are finally disappearing from our feet. We love both places, but the damp was getting to my arthritis! DH wakes up every morning and says, sunshine again, how boring. lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 10:05:31 PM PST
You are welcome TinselUTiger... I was just echoing Ribbon's wishes.
Your DH's comment made me laugh.. .. I wake up and say... rain again, how boring. <chuckle>
I have to admit that I lived in AZ for 3 years many, many years ago and I *don't* miss the heat. I much prefer the cooler weather and if I have to put up with liquid sunshine for that... then so be it. :)

Marilyn

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 10:23:25 PM PST
A. Mitchell says:
I didn't make it to the Christmas post so I just wanted to thank my Secret Santa for NOT FREE Wishin' and Hopin' NOT FREE. I didn't see a name attached. Thank you very much! I love Wally Lamb!

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 11:10:52 PM PST
Loved the poem Great Start Courtney

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 1:43:19 AM PST
Excellent Start Courtney! I loved 'Twas The Day After Christmas. So funny.

I logged on late tonight and was shocked to 225+ posts! Holy Moly Batman... I had planned to try to get back this afternoon, but it was a busy day. A really great Christmas all in all. I hope everyone here had a great day too. I'll try to get through yesterday's posts and be back later in the morning to check in with everyone.

@TinselUTiger
Happy Anniversary!!! I wish you many more happy and healthy years together.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 1:50:31 AM PST
I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond - Romance

Bookish Regina Metcalf isn't the most exciting heroine to ever grace the pages of a romance novel, but compared to her strung-out, back-stabbing sisters, she's certainly the most well-adjusted character in this rollicking comic mystery from Bond (Got Your Number). There's nothing ordinary about the goings-on in Monroeville, N.C., despite the book's familiar premise: three sisters torn apart by a man meet up years later, ostensibly to make amends. Events quickly snowball out of control when Regina learns her elder sister has been shot at; her younger sister has an abusive boyfriend; and her parents are in debt, splitting up and auctioning off the items from their antique store. To top everything off, the man who was convicted of murdering Regina's aunt 20 years earlier has requested a new trial, and the appraiser the bank has sent is sexy, funny and, for some odd reason, interested in Regina. But when an unsavory character with ties to the Metcalfs turns up dead, the sisters are forced to come to terms with a secret from their past and the knowledge that a killer may be after them. Near palpable romantic sparks and whodunit tension hold the reader's interest, and the book's humorous antics leaven an otherwise sober story line. With its energetic prose and cozy Southern setting, this read is a sterling source of laughs and lighthearted fun.

Jackrabbit Junction Jitters (Jackrabbit Junction Humorous Mystery Series #2) by Ann Charles - Romance

Claire is back, raining trouble throughout Jackrabbit Junction in another fast-paced, fun, sexy suspense.

A burglar is on the loose! Claire wastes no time forming suspicions, but she's sidetracked by a treasure hunt.

Even with help from her boyfriend, Claire is swirling in a whirlpool of chaos. Throw her crazy sister into the torrent, along with an angst-ridden teen, a jittery bride, and some randy old men, and Claire struggles just to keep a toehold in the current.

Then her mother arrives ...

Decadent Coffee Cakes: Top 20 Coffee Cake Recipes - Cooking

Warm, from the oven, soft moist cake that melts in the mouth. Sugar powdered crumb top that glazes the tongue and arouses the senses... Nothing beats the sensation of that first bite of a decadent coffee cake...

Settle down with a hot cup of coffee, a warm slice of mouthwatering coffee cake and feel your stress melt away as fast as the baked treat in your mouth.

These incredibly moist, delicious coffee cakes are sure to make an impression. Although scrumptious when eaten alone- they're even better enjoyed with friends while sharing stories and small talk!

Like always, this cookbook is complete with how many servings each recipe will provide and prep time. The formatting is clean and minimalistic, and it contains a fully active Table Of Contents to make browsing a breeze!

Fifth Avenue (Book One in the Fifth Avenue Series) - Mystery

Look beneath all the power and all the wealth that represents New York City's Fifth Avenue, and you'll find greed, blood, revenge. In the international best-selling thriller "Fifth Avenue," each intermingles within a revered society that is unprepared for what's in store for it when one man finally strikes in an effort to destroy another man for murdering his wife thirty-one years ago.

Louis Ryan is that man. George Redman, his wife, two daughters and their close friends are his targets. Both men are self-made billionaires who came from nothing to stake their claim to Fifth Avenue. But when Louis Ryan hires an international assassin to literally rip the Redman family apart, a series of events that can't be stopped catapults them all through a fast-paced, hard-edged thriller in which nobody is safe.

Secrets are revealed. Sex lives are exposed. The Mafia get involved. And George's two daughters, Celina and Leana Redman, come to the forefront. More than anyone, it's they who are caught in the throes of their father's past as Louis Ryan's blind desire to kill them all takes surprising turns in his all-out effort to see them dead.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 2:28:39 AM PST
~nospin says:
The Painter, the Laundress and the Murders at the Inns of Court - historical crime

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 2:54:16 AM PST
Mo says:
From my wishlist Out Of Time (Casey Jones mystery series).

From of now I'm on a strict diet, only series from my wishlist and nothing more. With all the Dutch ebooks I got lately, my KK is overweight and stretched to the limit ;-)

Thanks for the start today and have a fine Boxingday

Mo

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 2:57:05 AM PST
~nospin says:
Thanks Mo.
I would've missed it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 4:54:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 4:57:35 AM PST
redandwhite says:
Hi Courtney - thank you for starting today - thanks for starting the day with such a good laugh with 'Twas the Day After Christmas"
Happy Boxing Day to all of you and I am hoping that you have all survived your Christmas in a good way. Personally I have (as per usual) eaten too much !!

A few questions:
Is kinlib on holiday - I have not seen any updates for a couple of days.
also has anyone read the following book listed as Historical Fiction but perhaps it is a paranormal - I am a bit on the fence about whether to get it as the reviews are very divided between extremly good to not so good

The Unseen by by Luke Alistar
My name is Lucy Satin, and I'm seventeen years old. I grew up in a prison for crazy people because I can see things, phantoms that nobody believes are there. But I know they're real. I've always been able to see them, as long as I can remember. That's why my parents abandoned me. The people here do horrible things to me, and seems like all my friends die before me. But no, not all of them. I have my true friends, who understand me. People call them the Unseen.

A poignant tale of a life, a unique book unlike anything else by Luke Alistar.

ETA
It seems that all of this author's books are free to Prime Members

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:15:02 AM PST
Sue Merrell says:
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Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:17:55 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
The Secret - contemporary fiction

The Secret is a love story about living and all the promise and heartache life holds. It's about the hardships and happiness Josef and Sarah endure together as their innocent friendship evolves into a tender, torrid, tragic and unforgettable affair they hold in their hearts all the days of their lives.

Beginning in the 1940s in California and enduring to present day - The Secret carries a young German American detainee and a farmer's daughter through the life, laughter, love and tears brought about by honor and obligation.

Based on a time in America most would like to forget -- The Secret chronicles Josef and Sarah and a family who knows he's the one for her, but must force her to marry a neighbor's son returning from the war to save the family farm at the close of the Great Depression. The Secret is about growing up and growing old and going home again...even if it takes sixty years to find the way back.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 5:29:30 AM PST
4Nbahu says:
@ Sue Please read the following carefully

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** SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS **
You are welcome to join us for conversation, however, self-promotion or posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. Please go to the "Meet Our Authors" area for that, as many of us do check there as well.
THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE RULES!
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You are welcome to post about anything except your own books.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:31:18 AM PST
Scarlett859 says:
Good morning all! I'm still catching up on the past threads so I'll be in and out here but I should be all caught up by the end of today.

Mo- In case you didn't see it, I wanted to thank you again for my books! I look forward to reading each one of them.

A few from an email that I got today... (will probably be a few seperate posts)
Romantic Suspense
KICK ASS: A Boxed Set (3 Powerful Heroines, 2 Complete Novels + Bonus Novella)
Decorah Security Collection
Blue Christmas; Big Girls Don't Cry Christmas Short Story
Neighbors and More (High Rise Series)
His Dark Desires (Trevelyan Series)
Walk the Right Road Series, (Danger~Deception~Devotion ~ A Box Set Collection)
Before She Dies (Slaughter Creek) (Prequel)
Nights in White Satin: Short Story Prequel to Big Girls Don't Cry

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 5:40:47 AM PST
New to my KIndle fire HD.
Really want to use it to read books...preferrably free ones.
Found this site and thread on my computer. Guess I need to figure out hoe to do it on my kindle.
KatB

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:45:09 AM PST
Scarlett859 says:
Contemporary Romance
Closed Doors (Sisters of Spirit #2)
Kiss Me, Dancer (Dance 'n' Luv Series)
Guilty Pleasures: A Collection of 3 Super Sexy Novellas
Her Greek Romance

Paranormal Romance
Beguiled (Book 2 Immortal Essence series)
KISS OF AN ANGEL (Paranormal Romance / Guardian Angel Romance)
Provoking the Spirit

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 5:47:14 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Kathleen,
You can click on the books here while on your PC and they will transfer to your Kindle Fire.
I find accessing these pages much easier on my PC than on my Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 5:52:14 AM PST
B.J. says:
Welcome KatB. You'll love this thread, please feel free to join in the chat, tell us your new acquisitions and we'll promise to make your Fire fat and sassy. The books you buy on here will be automatically sent to your Fire. Any questions, just ask. No snarky people here, someone will answer fast and friendly. We love new members.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 5:53:20 AM PST
Scarlett859 says:
Historical Romance
The Rakehell Regency Romance Series Boxed Set 1
Reckless Heart (Reckless, Book One)
The Waylaid Heart
The Nude (full-length historical romance)
Ridiculous
The Heart's Companion
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